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Decontamination Technician

Decontamination technician in protective clothing washing medical instruments

Decontamination technicians work in teams that decontaminate reusable medical equipment to make sure they are returned to the users in a sterile condition for reuse on patients in theatres, wards and clinics. They work in different areas of a decontamination unit including the wash room, packing room and sterilisation room. 

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Sterile services technicians are on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2023. They start on Band 2, £23,362 to £25,368 a year and after experience move up to Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year. Supervisors are on Band 4, £27,598 to £30,019 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

Most jobs are in the National Health Service (NHS), but there are also jobs in private or military hospitals. Vacancies appear within hospitals and in newspapers.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
37736
0.9 %
RISE
2029
38091
  United Kingdom
2024
440347
3.6 %
RISE
2029
456401

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Decontamination Sciences
Tel: 02039 598369
E-mail: admin@idsc-uk.co.uk
Website: http://www.idsc-uk.co.uk
Twitter: @IDScuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idscuk

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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